Holy wow! It’s been a crazy week! This week catapulted me from half marathon training right smack dab into marathon training. It was the first official week on Coach Kastor’s plan. The week went pretty well. Yesterday we got an email from Coach reminding us that we had just 57 days to go (oh joy!) but also that this time in the training plan is what he calls “The Grind” and that the objective was to develop the “calloused effect” of training, when your body is tired, but can still perform well and get the job done on a day to day basis.
Recap of last week’s workout:
- Monday: 10 Miles
- Tuesday: Rest Day
- Wednesday: 30-45 min easy run
- Thursday: 30 min Cross Training (stair machine)
- Friday: Rest Day
- Saturday: 30-45 Min easy plus 5 (15 sec) strides
- Sunday: 11-12 Miles @ Goal Marathon Pace
Crazy enough, the week went well. The only thing that worried me was Sunday’s long run. I remember way back when I trained for a marathon in 2006 I had a running buddy so these long runs weren’t bad. So I was desperate to find a group. I was so happy to connect with a group of fall marathon trainee’s with Big River Running’s program. It was so nice of them to let me jump in. It was a huge relief to run with a group it made the 13 mile run go by so much easier.
This is the last week at home before three straight weeks of travel. I’ll be taking advantage of the time. This week’s training includes:
- Monday – 30 to 45 min – Cross training
- Tuesday – 30 t0 45 min – easy run plus 5 strides
- Wednesday – 2 x 2 miles @ goal half marathon pace w/ 1/4 mile recover
- Thursday – 30 to 45 min – easy run
- Friday – rest day
- Saturday – 4-5 miles at goal marathon pace
- Sunday – 10 or 11 Miles
I’m feeling good and motivated so I’m looking forward to this week! Especially since we start it off with a holiday tomorrow! Make sure to follow the journey on Asics.com and follow the team hashtag: #TeamAsicsNYCM
Make sure you stay tuned to Periscope tomorrow morning at 9:00 CST! We will be scoping with the Smoothie King to talk about tips and tricks to making the best smoothie!